Fish alternatives

Authentic, delicious and nutritious!

Better taste, texture, health and color: enjoy it all!

How can you manufacture succulent plant-based fish alternatives products that deliver on texture, nutrition, sustainability - and above all, fantastic taste? Our experts will work with you to find a solution, using ingredients that deliver the authentic, clean seafood experience that health-conscious consumers love. Enjoy it all. 

Our Meat & Fish Alternatives experts are always ready to help you

It all starts with taste. Using ingredients like our unique Maxavor® Fish YE, you can bring a variety of rich, authentic fish flavors to your plant-based products in a natural way. Our textured canola, pea and faba bean proteins are the perfect choice for creating free-from products that deliver the right bite - and don't compromise on food affordability, taste, texture, or appearance. Then, you can complement this with authentic fish juiciness and mouthfeel using our hydrocolloids like GELLANEER® gellan gum.

Of course, plant-based foods also need to be healthy and nutritious – which is why we also offer solutions that fortify your plant-based fish alternatives with everything from omega-3 fatty acids to ready-to-go blends of vitamins and minerals. You can even benefit from natural coloration solutions that make your product look good while further boosting its nutritional profile. 

Create delicious fishless seafood with our three new Maxavor® Fish YE flavors

If you’re looking to take authentic vegan fish taste and texture to the next level, look no further than our all-new Maxavor® Fish YE flavors: tuna, salmon and crab. They build on our award-winning Maxavor® Fish YE middle block flavors to give your seafood alternative products a recognizably delicious and specific fish taste and oily mouthfeel: from strong, rounded tuna-type flavor; to baked salmon flavor; to the delicate, slightly sweet flavor of white crab and other seafood. Enjoy it all!

Our family of vegan middle-block and specific (tuna, salmon, crab) flavors that boost taste & texture in seafood alternatives.

Fill the nutritional gap of omega-3 in consumers diets

Our life’s™OMEGA is a unique plant-based fortification solutions. It delivers the same benefits as EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids from fish, and is vegan and sustainable. Producers can take the next step in improving the nutritional profile of their plant-based meat and fish alternatives, like next generation applications as vegan salmon burgers.

Product range


Maxavor® Fish T YE for the strong, rounded tuna-type flavor of dark meaty fish.


Maxavor® Fish S YE for an authentic, baked salmon flavor and aroma.

Crab / seafood

Maxavor® Fish C YE for a delicate, slightly sweet and clean white crab and seafood flavor.

White fish type

Maxavor® Fish W YE for a fresh, fleshy, light, firm, lean, sweet and delicate middle block flavor profile, similar to the cod family. 

Oily fish type

Maxavor® Fish M YE for a rich, full, oily and fatty middle block taste profile, with a deep, darker meaty body.

Vertis™ TVP P65.01l

This TVP is from pea protein concentrate and pea protein isolate in a long chunk format. It’s ideal for ‘unprocessed’ or ‘shredded’ alternatives, such as canned tuna.

Vertis™ TVP 65.11c

For pink fish alternative chunks, look no further than this TVP - produced from pea protein concentrate and pea protein isolate.

Vertis™ TVP P65.01m

Produced in mince format from pea protein concentrate and pea protein isolate, this TVP is suitable for fish patties, balls, and nuggets.

Vertis™ TVP F70.01m

This TVP is produced from faba bean protein concentrate and pea protein isolate in mince format - ideal for fish patties, balls, and nuggets.

Vertis™ TVP PR F70.01m

The world’s first TVP solution that is a complete protein and free from major allergens. Produced from pea concentrate and  canola protein isolate in mince format.


Gellan gum that delivers all-important texture in plant-based fish alternatives.


An algae-derived (vegan and vegetarian) source of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids. 

Vitamin and mineral premixes

Ready-to-go blends of vitamins and minerals. Ideal to close the nutritional gap of your plant-based fish products.

Redivivo® Lycopene & Canthaxanthin

Natural coloration solutions that provide an authentic look and feel with added nutrients.


DSM’s portfolio of integrated solutions for fish alternatives

Deliver authentic taste

For all the fish in the sea, we'll bring authentic flavor and mouthfeel to your plant-based products  – with Maxavor® Fish YE.

From rich and oily dark fish to light and fleshy white fish (or a specific flavor profile like tuna or salmon), we've got you covered. Natural, vegan and allergen-free, it's truly unique.

Improve texture

Now you can bring the right bite to your plant-based fish alternatives with our Vertis™ textured vegetable proteins (TVP). Derived from pea, faba bean and canola, they have a mild taste; are free from major allergens; and are low in salt. You can even boost juicy mouthfeel using our natural Gellaneer® gellan gum with no compromise on the clean taste profile.


Boost nutrition

Fortify your fish alternatives with all the benefits of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, but without the fish by using life’sTMOMEGAwhich is derived from algae. You can even take fortification a step further by using our ready-to-go vitamin and mineral premixes to fill the nutritional gap of your plant-based products.

Add color

We offer a whole family of natural coloration solutions (carotenoids) that not only give your product a vibrant and appetizing look and feel; but can also bring added health benefits.


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